Did you know that indigenous peoples currently manage around 28% of the world’s land surface?
Today is World Wildlife Day. This year it is celebrated under the theme “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”. Up to 350 million people live within or alongside the forest area; thus, the ecosystem and forest species are crucial to their overall livelihoods.
You may wonder how this relates to you? Well, many consumer goods nowadays use palm oil extensively in their products. Although palm oil can be produced without destroying rainforests, most palm oil traders in the world are still destroying habitat at an alarming rate with illegal deforestation and exploitation of the local community. Further, the increasing demand for commercially desirable tropical hardwoods like mahogany, rosewood and rubber has also lead to an ecological conversion. More land has been converted into economically productive forests with the result being a huge loss of biodiversity that the old-growth rainforest supports as part of a natural ecosystem.
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